Announced at San Francisco 7/15 | Singapore 9/15 | Chicago 10/15 | London 11/15 The Open Performance Grid (OPG)
Advisory Panel The Open Performance Grid (OPG) measures openness, performance, and leadership of hardware, software, and designs for modern data centers.
The OPG is also a community effort with input from: – Technology Users & Buyers – Technology Analysts & Researchers – Technology Provider Self-assessments
* Community development fosters innovation * Security and support options increase * Open architecture prevents single vendor lock-in * Open, competitive markets benefit buyers * Open standards enable market hypergrowth Why Open Matters
And Now It's Time to Measure All This
Open Not Open Developing Emerging Leading Sample Grig
Measures of openness Sample Measures of Openness– Is the product in open-source form – Is there a foundation? – Are there one or a few dominant members? – Size/activity of community
Leadership Sample Leadership Measures– Measured by community – Discussed by analyst panel – Market share – Global presence – Benchmarking/Performance – Innovation curve
Monitoring/Analytics Management Consoles Software-defined networking Software-defined storage Software Categories Operating Systems Virtualization Containers PaaS IaaS services and stacks
Storage Connectivity Data Center Designs Hardware Categories Chips Boards Blades
Meanwhile...back at the data center Current data center usage 11.7 gigawatts ~2% of total US usage But remember our chart? 2.6 ZB to 5.2ZB in three years
By 2040 = 2^8 = 256X today's data flow! Announcing...The Yottabyte Age
Population 7.3 billion GDP $74 trillion Electricity Use 2.3 Terawatts Global Economy - 2015
Population 9 billion (~0.9% annual growth rate – total growth 23%)) GDP $150 trillion+ (inc. population growth & 3% annual per capita growth) Electricity Use 4.6 Terawatts = 2.3 terawatts or 2,300 gigawatts new power = 2,300 new plants of 1,000 megawatts @$4 billion per plant = $9.2 trillion in new investment Global Economy - 2040
Population 9 billion (~0.9% annual growth rate – total growth 23%)Let's assume * Developed world population grows 0.5% annually & consumption flat* China population growth flat & consumption doubles * Developing world population grows 1.1% annually & consumption triples Electricity use = 4.8 terawatts Global Economy - 2040
But 2.3 terawatts must be supplied to developing world Will the world devote $9.2 trillion to the developing worldfor electricity development alone? Even so, that would only bring it to 10-15% of developed world per capita usage
* Precise calculations of what percentage of global power consumption data centers will demand – and what percentage of global economics data centers and the data they handle will drive – are complex. * The widely divergent state of existing national IT infrastructures illustrate the point...
Summary Statement 1. Members of the global technology community must seriously address the issues of power consumption and overall efficiency. 2. Open technology is the way to address these issues. 3. The OPG is a way to assess, measure, and encourage progress with respect to these issues. 4. Community input is encouraged and essential.
Next Steps – Input from Users & Buyers – December 2015 – Create Analyst Panel – December 2015 – Complete the Evaluation Methodology - January 2016 – Release Initial Results – March 2016 Ongoing - Develop list of community members and contributors - Work with technology companies on private self-assessments - Support Stacking IT worldwide
OPG Leadership Group r Bruce Taylor DataCenterDynamics Cole CrawfordVapor.io i Julius AkinyemiMIT Media Lab Rebecca WantaPCIG Roger StrukhoffTau institute
Contact Info Join Our List!Www.TauInstitute.org/OPG Email Roger Strukhoff email@example.com Cole Crawford firstname.lastname@example.org Bruce Taylor email@example.com